Signing of Truce Remembered at National Day of Commemoration
Photos by Terry Healy
The National Day of Commemoration was held yesterday Sunday 11 July at Collins Barracks, Dublin. The ceremony is held on the closest day to the 11 July, the date on which, in 1921, the Anglo-Irish Truce was agreed. This year marks the 100th anniversary of that signing. The ceremony comprised of a multi-faith service of prayer and military ceremony commemorating all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
During the ceremony the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, invited the President Michael D. Higgins to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland. Other invited guests included members of the Government, Council of State, elected Representatives, the Diplomatic Corps, Judiciary, relatives of 1916 participants and a large number of Veterans’ Organisations. We were honoured to attend the event.